Lodge St Andrew No: 1437 S.C.  Singapore
Regular Lodge Meeting: 3rd Monday of each month - Dress Code Black Tie Formal - Tyle @ 6:30pm
The Lodge Banner
Lodge St Andrew’s Banner
What   is   a   Banner?   Boutell   in   his   book   ' Heraldry '   states   it   is   a   square   or   oblong   Armorial   flag   hung   by   one   of   its sides.   As   it   has   its   foundation   in   battle,   we   can   safely   say   it   is:   The   flag   showing   the   armorial   bearing   of someone of importance or the badge of honor of some place or group deemed worthy of such distinction. By   rights   it   should   have   a   distinguishing   feature   so   that   it   is   easily   recognized   by   members   and   everyone   else. While   simplicity   is   to   be   commended,   to   tell   the   full   story   we   often   need   more   than   a   just   a   square   and   compass to get the full message across. The   banner   which   adorns   almost   every   English,   Irish   or   Scottish      Constitution   Lodges   today   became   popular during   the   middle   to   second   half   of   the   18th   Century,   originating   from   a   simple   means   of   identification   dating back   thousands   of   years.   An   easily   recognized   symbol   was   used   as   a   rallying   point   in   time   of   battle   or   to   identify the   location   of   the   group   within   the   camp.   The   Assyrians,   Egyptians,   Greeks   and   Romans   all   fought   under   their respective   banners   and   even   today,   the   Colors   so   revered   by   every   army   battalion   are   items   of   great   pride   and lifelong honor The   banner   of   Lodge   St   Andrew   was   donated   by   Bro   A.J.   Onderwyzer   founder   member   of   the   lodge   in   1949.   The crest   design   on   the   banner   is   very   similar   to   the   lodge’s   current   crest.   In   fact   the   crest   on   the   banner   is   the lodge’s   original   crest   proposed   by   Bro   J.H.M.   Summers,   the   Charter   Director   of   Ceremony   of   the   Lodge.   No documents   in   our   records   were   found   to   indicate   the   choice   of   the   design.   From   the   design   elements   it   can   be surmised that the following guiding principles were adopted. The   St.   Andrew   Cross   signifies   the   origin   of   the   name   of   the   Lodge.   Saint   Andrew   being   the   patron   saint   of Scotland.   The   VSL,   Square   and   Compasses,   the   three   Great   Lights   are   symbols   of   Freemasonry.   They   signify   the Masonic origin and objectives of the Lodge. The   Lion   Rampant   is   drawn   from   the   Royal   Standard   of   Scotland.   This   is   not   the   national   flag   of   Scotland   but   the Royal Standard of the King of Scots. It signifies Scottish origin of the Lodge. The   Lion   Passant   (one   paw   raised)   with   a   coconut   palm   tree,   probably   taken   from   the   coat   of   arms   of   the Municipal   Commission   of   Singapore   and   later   the   new   City   of   Singapore   in   1948,   is   symbolic   of   Singapore,   the Lion City.        The Scottish Thistle entwined further reinforces the Scottish heritage of the Lodge. References Teme Lodge 8491
Lodge St Andrew’s Banner It is when Freemasonry is taken seriously by sincere and honest men that ennoblement of life begins. By giving a new zest to duty, it creates a truer sense of  the relations between man and man